The shipbuilding and repair industry faces many challenges given the mission- critical complexities of maritime projects, as well as some misperceptions. The industry faces a challenge: how to find more efficient ways to build new ships as well as to repair and upgrade aging ships.
Dreco, Inc., a Houston-based oilfield equipment and s e r v i ce company, has announced the formation of Dreco Technologies Incorporated (DRETECH), a wholly owned Dreco company. W.I). Frame, general manager of U.S. Operations for Dreco, made the announcement.
The Camden Ship Repair Company, a shipyard which has been repairing vessels since 1834, has recently invested a million dollars in purchasing and reconditioning a 700-ton floating drydock. This facility can accommodate ships up to 160 feet in length and 60 feet in beam.
William T. Toutant and Wayne P. La- Grange have been elected vice presidents of Jeffboat, Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind. Mr. Toutant, who has served as director of engineering for the inland shipbuilding firm for the past two years, now will be vice president
Bailey Refrigeration Company recently announced the completion of two 60-ton water chilling plants for a U.S. Naval activity (one unit shown above). Each plant, designed and constructed by Bailey, is a complete air-conditioning package on a portable steel base,
Zakum Development Company, operating for the National Oil Company of Abu Dhabi, h a s awarded IMODCO of Los Angeles, a pioneer offshore marine terminal builder, a contract in excess of $14 million for the engineering, construction, and installation of two Single Point Mooring systems.